Ashley
Smith

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Hey there! My name is Ashley Smith and I'm a software engineer from the UK. I love working on challenging projects and trying new things — I try to never stop learning. More about me.

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Preview image for post 'Laplace's rule of succession'

Laplace's rule of succession

  • July 20, 2022
  • 10 Minutes

I find myself talking to many people about this bit of maths simply because I've actually been able to apply it in my life and work. Hopefully in this post I can explain how!

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Website redesign with Bulma CSS

There were a lot of teething issues I had with my website, and so I decided to start from scratch and redesign the appearance of my website using Bulma for common components.

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First ever QNA!

I've been corresponding with some of my readers over the past few months, and I've sent so many emails that I might as well make a post about it!

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Hex Voronoi

  • April 19, 2022
  • 12 Minutes

After spending a while wandering the internet in search of something new to learn, I found something I somehow missed: the language, Haxe, and the game framework, Heaps. This was the result of my learning.

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New Year, New Website

My website has gone through many iterations but I wanted to truly make it my own and have control of every aspect. My website is just as much for me as it is for the rest of the world and I enjoy tinkering with it now and again.

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What is Nix?

I seem to be nixifying everything, from my operating system to my website. I wanted to go into a bit of detail about what it's like working with Nix.

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My Website: aas.sh

This website is more than just a landing page for people looking to contact me, it's a trophy cabinet for all of my digital achievements, it's a canvas for thinking out loud and a place for me to tinker.

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Now on dev.to!

I haven't been blogging much and I thought that it would be good for me to try and take blogging a little more seriously and to try and promote myself so that I'm encouraged to write more content.

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4 Months At Jagex

4 months ago, I accepted a life-changing opportunity to work for Jagex, a studio I've aspired to work for since I played RuneScape when I was younger. I thought I'd update my blog since it has been a while.

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Preview image for post 'Goodbye DSD, Hello Jagex!'

Goodbye DSD, Hello Jagex!

Roughly this time last year, I accepted a job at Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, but unfortunately it wasn't a great fit for me. I'm now pleased to announce that I managed to get a job at Jagex!

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HexagonalHS

I've been playing around with Haskell for quite a while and I wanted to have a play around with a purely-functional graphics pipeline.

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No longer a student

I've just completed my master's year at Sheffield Hallam University and accepted a job offer, life is feeling pretty great right now! Unfortunately, I haven't written a blog post in over a year because of academia, and so it's finally time to update my blog!

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Preview image for post '4D Geometry Viewer'

4D Geometry Viewer

Developing a game that uses the fourth dimension is rarely discussed, if discussed at all. I created an interactive visualisation of 4D geometry to learn how to apply 3D rendering concepts to higher dimensions.

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Hogs of War: Level Editor

A cross-platform tool that allows for the visualisation and manipulation of Hogs of War map files.

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Thesis

The path to the right decision: An investigation into using heuristic pathfinding algorithms for decision making in game AI.

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Street Fighter Clone

A university assignment where the goal was to study and recreate Street Fighter's mechanics in our own clone of the game.

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